How to Have to Conversations About Racial Issues in a Dignified Manner

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

 

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

 

Talking Points from Carol Barkes on what she can say in an interview
about Communication and Racial Issues:

 

  1. Keep politics and conspiracy theories out of the conversation. No doubt both are at play, yet changing the topic to these matters ignores the opportunity to really talk about matters which need to be addressed.  Further, to do so wastes time and a possible opportunity to create positive change.

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How to Teach Your Children to Be More Inclusive

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

 

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

 

Talking Points from Carol Barkes on what she can say in an interview
about Teaching Children to Be More Inclusive

 

1)  Our brains have evolved to be very socially oriented. They also look to naturally locate “people like us” and be suspicious of people who are different.

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No Peace, No Sports—How Civil Unrest Could Change Sporting Events

Available for Interviews: Rob Cornilles.

For a quarter century Rob Cornilles has been known as the “sales coach for sports.” His firm, Game Face, Inc., pioneered executive training for professional and collegiate sports teams and has since advised more than 40,000 executives at more than 300 sports brands worldwide, forever changing how sports and entertainment properties connect with their fans.

What Rob Cornilles can say in an interview
on Sports and Civil Unrest:

As major league sports prepare to return in July (as has been widely reported) those plans will likely be scuttled due to the civil unrest rocking American cities.

  • No fan, already worried about health concerns, will return to stadiums when you throw safety concerns on top of it.
  • Players are not going to want to venture into urban locales where most venues are located, if their safety cannot be assured.
  • Sports may not be as important as peaceful protesting, but sports is a healing agent that will now be pushed back until the carnage stops.
  • The very communities that rely on sporting events to build up their economy are being hurt from this outbreak of violence across major markets.

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Delicate Topics: How to Explain Protests to Kids

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Colleen Cira

Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma, and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.

 

Talking Points on What Dr. Cira Can Say in an Interview
About Explaining Protests to kids:

  1. Parents, especially White Parents, should be having conversations with children about race anyway, protests or not. Institutionalized racism is as old as America, so parents need to be talking to their children about power and privilege early on. Reading books that discuss racism and have different characters with different races, ethnicities, and cultures is recommended. Only by starting this conversation early can we ever expect to have a more loving, less hateful world.

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